“Going home now,” said Greg. “Gotta get me some shuteye.”
“Great,” said Georgina. “Go home and leave me like this, why don’t you?”
“Got some problem?”
Glowering, Georgina said, “Granted you are the world’s most single-minded person, but surely my… problem, as you say, can’t have escaped even your notice.”
Greg eyed Georgina up and down, and down and up. Gesticulating a sense of innocence, Greg repeated, “Gotta go,” turning towards the entrance.
Gasping, Georgina raised her voice. “Gregory, don’t you dare go and leave me here like this!”
“Georgina,” a hint of exasperation guested Greg’s benign being, “get to the point. Give me the reason for this outburst.”
Gall rising, Georgina explained. “Garments of several sorts decorate my body. Garters hug my legs so tightly I’ll never be able to get them off. Grasping my feet are boots several sizes too small. Gloves that make my fingers clumsy are tied so that they’re impossible to remove. Green frogs are crawling all over me.”
“Great the way your face changed colour to match the frogs.”
Giving Greg a cold stare, Georgina continued. “Grosser even than those is the fact that I’m hanging down, my legs tied to a metal bar.”
“Great photo shoot. Goodbye then.” Greg made for the door.
Georgina screamed. “Grr!”
Greg returned. “Go easy, I was only joking. Greg released Georgina from the metal bar and set her on her feet. Grappling with the knots, he untied all the garments and animals. Grinning, he eyed her all over and said, “Generally back to normal. Gotta say, you looked more special before. Gonna join me for a bite to eat?”
Georgina slapped Greg hard on the cheek. “Grossed out, I am, with your jokes. Going now. Goodbye.”
Greg stood still, eyes open wide, watching Georgina as she marched to the door. “Going? Georgina, I love you.”
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